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Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 12-14-2020, 08:00 PM  
The future of Pentax is in your hands!
Posted By peggers
Replies: 141
Views: 6,169
I am in Melbourne and we have similar issues. There is a Ted's very close to where I live and your experience mirrors mine. That is why I am making this suggestion to create demand. The more people who ring Ted's, the more the staff will want to find out about the camera, and then hopefully they can get one in, put it through its paces and then be in a position to recommend it. That's the plan anyway!
Forum: Pentax K-S1 & K-S2 12-14-2020, 06:31 PM  
Sticky: Manual: Solenoid replacement: Pentax K-S2 (and K-70)
Posted By peggers
Replies: 44
Views: 5,135
This is fantastic. A friend of mine has just had this happen to his KS2, and this will be very useful
Forum: General Photography 12-14-2020, 06:26 PM  
SCUBA photography - looking for a semi-decent camera
Posted By peggers
Replies: 18
Views: 593
Yes, I was wondering if you could get a housing for the K1? That would be awesome!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-14-2020, 06:24 PM  
Pentax 15 30, what an unbalanced monster
Posted By peggers
Replies: 32
Views: 1,833
I love the sheep photo!
Forum: General Photography 12-14-2020, 06:22 PM  
We've all seen it, we all knew it happens.
Posted By peggers
Replies: 61
Views: 2,721
This was astounding news to me. It is apparently very common for folk to jump the safety fences and seek that magical Instagram post. Even the day after this happened there were still people doing the same thing. It is just horrific to my mind.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 12-14-2020, 06:19 PM  
Lens mount type
Posted By peggers
Replies: 12
Views: 750
That's one of the benefits of buying Pentax, you get so many choices. Even if you get an M42 mount, you can buy an adapter to connect to the K mount
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 12-14-2020, 06:04 PM  
To buy or not to buy the Pentax 28-105, or the question of walking-around with a K1
Posted By peggers
Replies: 38
Views: 2,058
The DFA 28-105 is a great lens. Very quick to focus, very quiet and really good picture quality. Maybe before you rush in you might consider older lenses, that were originally made for film cameras. There are some good choices available and quite a deal cheaper than the 28-105. And, you could also consider some older primes as well because you will have plenty of cash left over to make more purchases. Having said that, I did get the dfa 28-105 myself and love it
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 12-14-2020, 05:56 PM  
The future of Pentax is in your hands!
Posted By peggers
Replies: 141
Views: 6,169
That's quite a dramatic heading but let me explain. I'm making the assumption that you are reading this because you are a Pentax enthusiast. Maybe you even love the brand. Quite a few of us, like me have been using Pentax since we first purchased a Pentax SLR many years ago. With me it was the ME Super, and what a great camera it was!
It has occurred to me that maybe this brand, which we love, might be at the crossroads of existence if the new camera does not sell well. If so, then yes, the future of Pentax is in your hands. But what can you do?
Thanks for asking. I have a cunning plan.
I am suggesting a concerted campaign to raise awareness amongst camera sellers of this new K3ii. How can we do this? Get on the phone and create interest. Ring your local camera shop and start asking questions. When we this camera be in stock? What have you heard about the new Pentax? Am I right in saying that it will be more suitable for sports photographers? What are the test results saying? How much will it cost? Can I order one from you/ What lenses will work best with it? Will the PLM 55-300 be a good match?
Why would this work?
Thanks for asking. It will work because it will put Pentax on the radar. If it is on the radar and the shops have it uppermost on their mind, then they will start recommending Pentax to new customers. New customers are the future of sales because at the moment, and correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems that within the group of current Pentax users we are slowly dwindling away.
What other ideas are there out there I wonder?
Is this pie in the sky or is it worthwhile considering?
What do you think?
I would so love to see Pentax return to its former glory.
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 12-07-2020, 07:25 PM  
Pentax KP Giveaway - Enter here once per day until December 26th!
Posted By peggers
Replies: 1,644
Views: 27,729
Thank you for holding this raffle, please count me in
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 12-07-2020, 07:23 PM  
K3 II Flash Trouble
Posted By peggers
Replies: 13
Views: 713
Maybe use the X-sync setting on the camera?
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 12-07-2020, 07:22 PM  
A Series 35-105mm Macro
Posted By peggers
Replies: 15
Views: 711
I always wondered about that when I first purchased that lens back in 1985 in London. So the next question is, if it isn't a true macro, why are the manufacturers allowed to write macro on the lens? Why are they allowed to put misleading labels on a lens?
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 12-07-2020, 07:17 PM  
Service for my k 3 and to lenses
Posted By peggers
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Is there not repairer available in Israel? A great pity if so. What about neighboring countries such as Jordan then?
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 12-07-2020, 07:15 PM  
Is Pentax still appealing for beginners in photography?
Posted By peggers
Replies: 260
Views: 9,270
That is encouraging for the long term future of Pentax. Let's hope these folk tend to jump to digital relatively quickly!
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 12-07-2020, 07:10 PM  
MV Battery Issues
Posted By peggers
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Yes, I would also expect that there might be some corrosion. Just concerned a bit though. Would too much vinegar cause more harm than good?
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 12-07-2020, 07:07 PM  
AF-360FGZ TTL mode?
Posted By peggers
Replies: 11
Views: 509
By coincidence I was playing with my model of this flash the other day. I must agree, it is a very complicated flash. What I need is the idiot's guide to how to get started. What are my rules of thumb so that all I have to do is turn it on and know I will get consistent results?. There are buttons everywhere and does it stuff things up if I have a button in the wrong place? What lenses is it compatible with? Oh yes, there is a list somewhere, and does it mean that third party lenses will not work properly?
BTW I ended up deciding to leave it on P-TTL and use the X sync setting on my camera. Seemed to work best.
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 11-17-2020, 02:24 AM  
K-1 locked up
Posted By peggers
Replies: 9
Views: 648
This sounds like very sound advice
Forum: Pentax K-30 & K-50 11-17-2020, 02:22 AM  
AF Fine Adjustment "Apply all" an exercise in futility (K-50)
Posted By peggers
Replies: 24
Views: 998
Ah yes! The diopter, That may well be the source of my issues too. I have a manual focus Samyang 85mm F1.4 and I always find it front focusses. I am absolutely sure my subject is in focus and am constantly disappointed to find a lack of accuracy in my focussing. Maybe, just mayve the diopter is tha cause of my issues. Food for thought indeed
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 11-17-2020, 02:16 AM  
Issue with Sigma APO 150-500mm lens after update for Penxtax K-70.
Posted By peggers
Replies: 7
Views: 642
Interesting. I have a similar issue with a Samyang 85mm f1.4. I swear I have focussed correctly but usually find that somehow the lens has actually focussed just in front of my intended focal point. My solution is just to avoid f1.4 like the plague. Not really satisactory though
Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-17-2020, 02:11 AM  
Landscape Lake Pedder, in the Southwest National Park, Tasmania
Posted By peggers
Replies: 14
Views: 286
A beautiful part of the world, to be sure
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-17-2020, 02:06 AM  
100mm macro (1:1) vs 50mm macro (1:1) Depth of view question
Posted By peggers
Replies: 22
Views: 1,194
Goodness me, that is close! I have an old Takumar 50mm f4, but it doesn't get anywhere near that close.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 11-05-2020, 03:57 AM  
Modifying the S-curve in-camera
Posted By peggers
Replies: 7
Views: 667
Or do it is post of course, Lightroom is very good for doing just that
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 11-05-2020, 03:56 AM  
Best practices for film exposure?
Posted By peggers
Replies: 30
Views: 1,045
I was wondering about the notion of "pushing" a film, ie shooting say a 400 film at 3200. I heard it was possible, provided it was developed according to the ASA you shot at. Does anyone have ideas on this?
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 11-05-2020, 03:53 AM  
Creating a jpeg style
Posted By peggers
Replies: 49
Views: 2,212
Very nicely taken shots.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 11-05-2020, 03:52 AM  
Has anyone besides Pentax made lenses for the 645 or 67?
Posted By peggers
Replies: 29
Views: 1,219
I'm also wondering if a Canon to Pentax converter exists? If so it may open up other lens options to us Pentax folk
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 11-05-2020, 03:50 AM  
Sensor Cleaning Supplies
Posted By peggers
Replies: 13
Views: 573
It is a leap of faith to have a go at this!
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